• Nigeria, April 21, 2018

    Dutch ship owner ForestWave Navigation issued a statement, confirming that pirates hijacked their general cargo ship FWN Rapide as it was entering Port Harcourt, Rivers state along with its 12-crew members. Forestwave have had temporary contact with the remaining crew on board and is currently in the process of establishing further contact with the ship in order to verify the information. Meanwhile the company is making arrangement to move FWN Rapide to a safe location. The company’s emergency response team has been activated and is monitoring the situation closely. (maritimebulletin.net, 23 April 2018)